Rag & Bone/JEAN Miramar joggers | large
Everlane organic cotton flannel shirt | size 14 (LOVE)
Naadam cashmere cardigan | large (color from 2019)
Birkenstock Boston clogs
Well, I thought we should talk about something a little less heavy today than mental health, but now I can’t think of anything.
Interestingly enough, I’ve been enjoying posting stories of Hawk’s meals on instagram lately. I know. I still think social media is manipulative and maybe a little dangerous (even with Trump banned), but I am jumping in with my eyes wide open at least.
Okay, random, but I sort of started wearing deodorant again. You probably don’t remember, but I stopped wearing it at all a few years ago and managed okay up until recently (another weird postpartum thing??). I’ll spare you the details haha. I had been using Schmidt’s, but it completely ruined one of my beloved (and old) JP tees under the arms.
Then with my most recent Integrity Botanicals order I received a sample of this Lilfox green vetiver deodorant and I love love love it! I don’t notice any odor when I wear it, so that’s good, but mostly, I just love the smell of the balm itself; it’s very subtle, but I enjoy getting a little whiff of it every now and then…
Back to heavy for a second – I mentioned I was reading Caste in a recent post and just want to recommend it formally. It’s a hard read, but important, and really helps frame what happened at the Capitol recently, the last four years, and indeed since the founding of the United States of America. I think because I was reading that, and confronting our ugly history through her words, I was less surprised by what happened, and didn’t immediately think that it was “not who we are” as Americans. Did you know, for example, that the Nazis studied the American caste system (which is based on race, which is made-up) when they were developing their exclusion laws? They found some parts of it TOO HARSH to copy. Let that sink in for a second.
Ending on light…watch Ted Lasso. I thought it was going to be really stupid and I would hate it but I enjoyed it so much. It was very unexpected in a good way, and I can’t stop thinking about it; it’s the kind of show/character you miss when it’s gone. Like Poldark LOL.
I hope you are well!!
I’ve got Caste on my reading list, but haven’t gotten to it yet. I continue to feel very sad about what Trump has brought to our country and fear further violence is inevitable given the climate.
I stopped wearing deodorant many years ago and haven’t missed it. Once in a blue moon I will put some on if I’m anticipating a nervous/sweaty situation (like a job interview) – that nervous underarm sweat seems to be the stinkiest for me (weird?). However, I do live in a cold climate (Michigan) where I don’t sweat a lot anyway. I watched the 1st episode of Ted Lasso with my husband and 15yo son and couldn’t get into it, but they stayed with it and are liking it. So much gratuitous use of the F word though… like it doesn’t really add anything, they just saying it because they *can*, haha.
Those jeans are so great on you!!
I got stinky with menopause but find Alafia (sp?) works well enough. You know when you are home all the time what’s the big deal? +++ on Ted Lasso. Totally thought it was stupid too but the leadership lessons are terrific. Congratulations on raising your son the cruelty free way, a way that nourishes him, protects the environment, and is good news for animal rights.
I loved Ted Lasso too! If you have any suggestions for similarly posi shows to scratch that itch, let me know : )